Hi Guys, I was just at this antique barn near our new house, and the man had a L.C. Smith Corona typewriter sitting on his shelf, I played with it and found out it WORKED, so we paid him $45.00 dollars, and went home to research our new typewriter.
It is the L.C. Smith Corona Typewriters Inc. Model 8-11, So far I have found out it's a secretarial model, and production started in 1926.
I've got a few questions, are there any good L.C. Smith Corona books I could purchase about the history of ALL their typewriters, or ALL their secretarial typewriters, secondly... where can I locate the serial number?! I've looked all over it, on the inside on the bottom is a number/letter combo, but it's not as long as the one I found on the internet where the serial is at least 5 digits/letters longer! Also, it was distributed by a dealer from the looks of it, it has a dealers "signature" on the front of it, A&A Office Machine Specialists and under that FRAnklin 4338, any ideas what this is?
Here is a photo!